Opera Gallery is proud to present Cutting Edge – Technology Meets Art, a group show exploring the meeting point between art and technology. Exhibiting works by French originator NOART, Chinese art collective Liu Dao, as well as lenticular works by Italian artist Umberto Ciceri and Korean artist Bae Joon Sung.
Cutting Edge – Technology Meets Art considers both the rise of the aesthetic interface and its diversely global reverberations through contemporary art. Moving away from traditional art forms such as painting and sculpture, new media art can be traced back to the moving photographic inventions of the 19th century including the Zoetrope and the Praxinoscope, before developing into kinetic and light art in the beginning of the 20th century spearheaded by Alexander Calder and Tracey Emin respectively. New video technologies in the 1960s, computer graphics in the 1980s and the World Wide Web in the 1990s perpetuated the necessity of interactivity in art, which was rapidly becoming a critical component of new media art forms. These new media art offered a new type of social exchange, allowing the external viewer to participate and transform the piece itself.
Contemporary new media art aligns itself to the rise in global accessibility through Internet platforms, and a loss of individual identity within the vast digital interface. The groundbreaking compositions featured include Umberto Ciceri’s “hypertraits” - an array of kaleidoscopically metamorphosing 3D lenticular panels, NOART’s playful and futuristic vortexes that pay tribute to the industrial world, Shanghai-based collective Liu Dao’s chimerically convivial animations of old and new China sights and icons, and the highly sought-after utopian juxtapositions of modern photography and traditional painting techniques works of Bae Joon Sung, a cohesion between historical romanticism and modernity. While employing distinct techniques and subject matter, these revolutionary and latest acquisitions of Opera Gallery address themes of collaboration, identity, surveillance, and intervention.
Revel in this inspirational display of contemporary triumph in an exhibition that promises to stimulate the senses. A one-of-a-kind Opera Gallery showcase not to be missed!
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About Opera Gallery Singapore
Opened in 1994, Opera Gallery Singapore is the second gallery of a 10-gallery network. Our rapid growth in the Asian market is a testament to the burgeoning demand for high quality art by collectors of the region.
Inaugurated after a positive response to the companies involvement in the Tresors Art Fair held in Singapore in 1993, Opera Gallery Singapore has since launched some of the most successful world-class exhibitions starting with Chagall solo in 2000 that is followed by annual Master exhibitions which now run in conjunction with the Formula 1.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014, Opera Gallery is known for the supply of high-value contemporary European paintings and sculptures as well as our forward stance in spotting market trends on a global scale encouraging the rise of Asian arts in the region that is reflective of a growing world sentiment. The presence of Asian masters like Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh Chun are already common fixtures in the gallery and we are constantly on the look out for rising starts around the region.